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Harvest Happens!

10/01/2015 - 10/31/2015 - All Day at BelleWood Acres
6140 Guide Meridian Rd.,

BelleWood Acres proudly presents….Harvest Happens! Harvest Happens includes daily & weekend events throughout the month of October relating to the apple harvest.  Daily you can find the U-pick/We pick apples, fresh cider, a pumpkin patch, distillery tastings, a farm store and more.  On weekends enjoy all the daily activities plus the apple bin train, live music, apple cider donuts, a corn maze, corn cannons, and face painting!

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26th Annual Craft & Antique Show

10/15/2015 - 10/17/2015 - All Day at NW WA Fairgrounds & Event Center
1775 Front St

A craft and antique extravaganza is coming to the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden,  October 15, 16, & 17.  Bring a friend and enjoy all the fabulous booths featuring unique handcrafted wares, home and holiday decor, antiques, collectibles, re-purposed and up-cycled vintage treasures.  Meet over 100+ artisans who will inspire you with their creativity!  Enjoy espresso and  lunch in the café, live entertainment too!

Show Hours:  10am to 8pm Thursday & Friday, 10am to 5pm Saturday
General Admission $6.00 –  Senior Admission (60+) $5.00 – 12 and under Free
Return privileges – Free Parking


Ben Franklin LIVE

10/16/2015 - 10/17/2015 - All Day at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention
1312 Bay St

Spark Museum of Electrical Invention proudly presents “Ben Franklin LIVE,” an intimate visit with the Father of Electricity as portrayed by internationally acclaimed actor and Franklin scholar, Christopher Lowell. Each of the three performances will include a lively interactive presentation highlighted with an electrical demonstration, featuring Master of Lightning Ben Franklin squaring-off against The Mighty MegaZapper, one of the largest lightning machines in the country!

The three performances are October 16th at 6:30 and October 17th at 1pm & 3:30pm. $18 general admission. $15 students, $10 museum members and kids 12 and under. Not recommended for infants and toddlers. Advance tickets on sale at, or call 360-738-3886. Photo opportunities will be available after the performance. Seating is limited.

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Caspar Babypants Concert

10/17/2015 - 10:30 am at Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Ave

Local families looking for a fun day with the kids will have plenty to sing and dance about Saturday, October 17th, as Caspar Babypants will play a concert at Bellingham Technical College. The concert will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Settlemyer Hall in BTC’s Campus Center, with doors opening at 10.  Tickets cost $10 per family for non-students and $5 per family for students and staff. Tickets are available only online HERE. No ticket sales will take place at the door.

All proceeds from the concert will go toward scholarships for BTC’s Parenting Education Program.

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SAY “CHEESE!” Pet Photography Class

10/17/2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm at Whatcom Humane Society
2172 Division Street

Ever wonder how people get fantastic photos of their pets? How do they get animals to sit so still and look at the camera? Learn to take amazing photos of pets from Brooke Mallory Photography at the Whatcom Humane Society.

This class is perfect for all skill levels- from the beginner looking for a place to start to the more advanced photographer wanting to perfect their animal handling skills in front of the camera! Class is FREE but registration is required. To register, call 360-733-2080 ext. 3116 or email

*Please do NOT bring animals to class!

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Whatcom Wedding Tour

10/18/2015 - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm at Gown & Glove
1521 Cornwall Avenue

Visit 8 different wedding venues in Whatcom County in one day and get advice from talented local wedding experts! The first annual Whatcom Wedding Tour is Sunday, October 18th from 9:30am-5pm. A guide book provided at check-in will contain a list of the venues and a map with their locations. The venues will be open from 10 am to 5 pm, except for Silver Reef, which will be open from noon to 7 pm. View ongoing bridal fashion shows at Silver Reef throughout the day. Finish your day at an exciting after party at Silver Reef from 4 pm to 7 pm that will include: fabulous door prizes (including a hotel package at Silver Reef), dance demonstrations and lessons, delicious buffet, cash bar, and DJ until 7 pm.


Blues Benefit for the Arts

10/21/2015 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Chuckanut Square
1400 12th St.

Blues Benefit for the Arts is a benefit concert featuring local blues and jazz fusion artists such as Brian Simpson, Andy Koch, Fat James and others. Enjoy refreshments while listening to great jazz. There will be a raffle featuring themed gift baskets filled with art supplies, crafts, and items from the Allied Arts Reuse Thrift store. This is a free event, however donations are greatly appreciated and all proceeds support the Allied Arts Education project bringing art classes to elementary school children in Whatcom County.

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Rocky Horror Show

10/23/2015 - 11/07/2015 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Lincoln Theatre
712 S 1st St

Theater Arts Guild is excited to be bring the cult classic Rocky Horror Show to the Lincoln Theatre to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the movie that was written after the stage show and has the longest running release in film history!  It is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s. The musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky. Audience participation shout outs, as well as coming in costume, is encouraged!

The show contains adult content so parental discretion is advised. Showtimes are October 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th, November 4th, 6th, and 7th at 8:00pm, October 31st at 10:00pm

Reserved Seating Tickets: $12.50, $17.50 and $25.00


Professional Woman of the Year Banquet

10/27/2015 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at The Lakeway Inn
714 Lakeway Dr

Join Mandy as the Whatcom Women In Business host the 33rd annual Professional Woman Of The Year Banquet on October 27th at the Lakeway Inn in Bellingham.  One of six finalists will be chosen as Whatcom County’s Professional Woman Of The Year. The evening opens with a social and a silent auction (5:30). Tickets are $65. Proceeds from the auction fund higher education scholarships for local woman. Every year, Whatcom Women in Business awards 20 or more $1,000 scholarships to women entering higher education including technical or trade school, beauty school, community college or university.

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Creepy Cabaret

10/30/2015 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Bellingham High School
2020 Cornwall Ave

Get in the autumn spirit with an evening of lively entertainment and delicious food at the 5th annual Bellingham High School Creepy Cabaret. Enjoy a chili (meat/vegetarian options), salad and dessert buffet while talented students entertain with solo and ensemble performances. The event includes a silent auction of themed baskets. Proceeds benefit the BHS choir program, whose Showstoppers won 1st place in the mixed large ensemble division at the state contest in April 2015. $10, all ages, at the door, doors open at 6 pm.

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